04 August 2004 by Published in: current events No comments yet

NPR : U.S. to Send Health Books to Afghan Mothers

I link this because of the following statement : “The country has the world’s highest maternal mortality rate, and statistics for its children are grim, with one out of four children dying before age five.” I find it almost unbearable to think about 25% of mothers in this country living with the pain I’m living with and enduring the loss that I’ve endured. One of the things people kept saying to me, in those first days, was that they couldn’t imagine what I was going through. My answer, when I could answer, was that I hoped they never found themselves in situation where they could imagine it. In Afghanistan, there are far too many who can imagine it.


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